Murals by Martin Webb seen at Regional Water Quality Control Plant and Household Hazardous Waste Station. Palo Alto, CA., Palo Alto - Riding The Currents
Murals by Martin Webb seen at Regional Water Quality Control Plant and Household Hazardous Waste Station. Palo Alto, CA., Palo Alto - Riding The Currents

Riding The Currents

The mural is painted directly onto an old water tank forms the backdrop to an outdoor classroom for visiting educational groups. The water treatment plant is sited right at Baylands a conservation area on the South SF Bay marshes. It’s a haven for migrating birds and a great visual manifestation of the water cycle.

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My work comes from thoughts about people, places, and home; about age, time, and timelessness, permanence and impermanence; about movement, migration, and belonging. People and places are depicted in images and objects that combine simple representations, layered abstractions, and plain-spoken materials.

I’m always fascinated by people’s relationship with the land and time, how the natural and manmade landscape records people’s movements and stories, and in particular the way that things we regard as solid and permanent are actually temporary, in flux, and part of a continuum much larger than ourselves.” - Martin Webb

British artist, Martin Webb (b. 1964), first laid eyes upon the American West when he was awarded a Fulbright teaching exchange that brought him to the San Francisco East Bay in 1999-2000. Martin Webb has also found great success as a highly acclaimed artist with numerous public commissions visible throughout the Bay Area, from Palo Alto to Napa. Whilst being primarily a studio painter, his work also encompasses printmaking, murals, reclaimed wood, concrete, ceramic tile, sculpture, and site-specific installations.